Here are 8 reasons why The Sound of Music is one of Square Cow’s favorite moo-sicals.
- The Name- “Moo” is in the name, The Sound of Moo-sic!
- There is a Sound of Music Cow! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sound_of_music_cow_(8408449508).jpg
- You know the famous opening scene where Maria stands singing with her arms outspread twirling in an Austrian meadow in the Alps? Guess who would love to live there? Cows, that’s right, the opening scene of the Sound of Music is a Swiss cow’s dream!
- The Baroness Schrader a.k.a the Bovine-ness Schrader in cow productions – We know she is supposed to be the villain, but she has some serious style. We won’t lie, if we had seven stepchildren, we might consider sending the herd of calves to boarding school ourselves.
- The Puppet Show – The animals appearing in this puppet show are actually goats, but yodeling is music to a Bavarian cow’s ears.
- True Story – We think one of the reasons that The Sound of Music is so compelling and lasting is because it’s a true story. The Von Trapps are real people and guess where some of the Von Trapp descendants live? Right here in Central Texas, Dripping Springs in fact. The great-grandchildren of Captain Von Trapp live in the Austin area and they have their own traveling singing group!
- The Nuns- This may sound strange, but if you were black and white, you would appreciate the positive portrayal of characters wearing these colors as well. The nuns hide the Von Trapp family from the Germans and use their mechanical acumen to delay the Germans from following in their cars. In a sense the nuns are the heroes of The Sound of Music. Usually the good guy wears a red cape or a white hat, but in The Sound of Music, the heroes wear black and white habits.
- Do-Re-Mi – The first line of this song is about a deer, but this great song could teach anyone to sing and that is Moo-sic to our sensitive cow ears.
Now that you are well-versed in why we love The Sound of Music, we can encourage you to go catch a performance of our favorite musical at The Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens in Wimberly, Texas. The Sound of Music will be performed every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 8:15 PM until the end of the month, June 30th. Residents new to the Austin area will want to check out the beautiful hill country of Wimberly. This is a cute, little, charming town with an artistic side. Many artists are attracted to Wimberly, and if you attend an Emily Ann Theatre production of The Sound of Music, you are sure to see some local talent. Regular tickets are $15.00 while students receive a discount and only pay $10.00 for a ticket to The Sound of Music. For more information: http://www.emilyann.org/